On Privacy…

So I just got off the phone with Dylan Hornsby. We know each other well, have done so for a number of years, and I would be more than happy to tell Dylan a good deal more than I would tell most people, including (and particularly) a number of the things I wouldn’t post publicly…

For Luke

I still remember standing next to my younger brother as our sister Abbie walked past us on her way down the aisle to get married. We both knew that we both had tears in our eyes. Luke turned to me, wiping beneath his glasses, and scolded ‘These frigging allergies…’ He made me laugh, as always….

Moshe

I don’t remember the first time I met Moshe Fiszman. It was undoubtedly during one of my early visits to the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, where Moshe would work as a volunteer throughout his later life, energetically pursuing the never-ending mission to combat persecution and hatred in all its forms. We would cross paths…

TikTok: Time Doesn’t Stop…

When I first discovered this thing called TikTok, my mind began to close over. I’m not sure if I was initially told about it by someone, or if I saw some of its 15 second creations shared on a different social media platform, but I do recall having a feeling that was the equivalent of…

Food Pics and an Apology

3 mins reading When I’ve tried to critique and undo stereotypes about social media in the past, I’ve sometimes made a mistake. Speaking to groups of students suspicious or skeptical of Twitter or Instagram, I’ve on occasion said something to the effect of, ‘It’s not just people posting pictures of their breakfast.’ For all those…

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

This blog post is not about building a snowman. This blog post is about the value and power of editing, overlay, and music in video-making. That doesn’t sound quite as ‘sexy’ does it, but the process is actually not entirely dissimilar to making a snowperson. The below sections highlight the steps I recently took to…

Making Podcasts

I’ve had two different people within the university I work in approach me for podcasting advice in the past week. I get the sense both of my enquirers were at least a little surprised at my description of my usual process… I record with a free program on my phone, or sometimes free video conferencing…